The Executive Forum

Presented by Truist

Executive Forum


The Executive Forum of Mercer University, presented by Truist, is a corporate and community outreach program of the School of Business and the Office of University Advancement.

A resource for working professionals in Macon and Atlanta, the Forum provides an opportunity for business and organization leaders to hear from some of the country’s most sought-after speakers, while interacting with other business leaders.

The Executive Forum’s mission is to:

  • Present an annual series of high-quality management, leadership and current event seminars targeted to the needs of the Forum membership.
  • Promote the University within the Forum membership and to the business community.
  • Provide members with business networking opportunities, analysis on national/international events, new business trends and other critical business topics (economics, healthcare, services, government, industry).

2021-22 Executive Forum Lineup

September 7, 2021

Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – Macon Dinner Presentation

Ernie Johnson, Jr.
Host of “Inside the NBA” on TNT

November 2-3, 2021

Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – Macon Dinner Presentation
Wednesday, 12 p.m. – Atlanta Lunch Presentation

Brent Ragsdale, BUS ’96
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Mark Moraitakis, BUS ’97
Executive Director, Team Member Experience
Chick-fil-A, Inc.

March 16, 2022

Wednesday, 12 p.m. – Macon Lunch Presentation

Pat WilsonPat Wilson
Georgia Department of Economic Development

May 3 & 5, 2022

Tuesday, 12 p.m. – Atlanta Lunch Presentation
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – Macon Dinner Presentation

Lisa ChangLisa Chang, BUS ’98
Chief People Officer
The Coca-Cola Company


Previous speakers of the Executive Forum include: